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  • "The Pakistani Consumer - Dumb or Dumber?" A Talk by Dr. Owais H. Sheikh

    About the Speaker: Dr. Owais H. Shaikh completed his PhD with Magna-cum-Laude from Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich University), Germany. He wrote his PhD dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. His dissertation was published by Springer titled ‘Access to Medicine versus Test Data Exclusivity: Safeguarding Flexibilities Under International Law Read more

  • LUMS Inaugurates Pakistan’s First Centre for Chinese Legal Studies

    On October 11, 2019, the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the Centre for Chinese Legal Studies (CCLS) at LUMS. The Centre, a groundbreaking initiative for research in and the promotion and teaching of Chinese legal studies in Pakistan, has been established in collaboration with the School of Law at Read more

  • WELCOME MESSAGE

    Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, Acting Dean SAHSOL

    Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law!

  • 2nd LUMS International Moot Court Competition

    The 2nd LIMCC was held on April, 25th – 28th, 2019. It hosted a total of 14 teams, national and international included. The Moot Court – hosted in collaboration with UNHCR – was the second of its kind hosted by the society in the current year, but incomparable to the previous editions due to the intense competition between the talented teams and the remarkable judges honoring the competition Read more

  • State Bank of Pakistan and LUMS Sign MOU to Launch Chair in the Field of Banking Law

    The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) signed an MOU for the establishment of the SBP Chair in the field of Banking Law at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) at LUMS. To formalise the MOU, Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Governor, SBP and Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, signed the agreement on February 18, 2019.

    Since 2001, the State Read more

  • LUMS- ABA-RSIL Conference on Business and Human Rights, held on 28-30th of March’ 2019 at LUMS.

    This event was held to operationalize the LUMS-ABA project on Business and Human Rights. The event took place in collaboration with the ABA ROLI and their colleagues from Herbert Smith Freehills and Professor Marcia Narine Weldon from the University of Miami.

    This project was graciously funded by the US Department of State.

    Day 1:

    This session was conducted by Professor Marcia Read more

  • "Offender Rehabilitation Has a Past: Has it a Future?" A talk by Dr. Adnan Sattar.

    About the speaker: Dr. Adnan Sattar has worked extensively on human rights and the criminal justice system. His doctoral research investigated the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifications for criminal punishment, which was later converted into a book titled: "Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality." He has  considerable work Read more

  • Reference in Honour of Justice (R) Fazal Karim

    On Friday, 13 December 2019, SAHSOL hosted a reference for one of its longest-serving adjunct faculty members, Justice (R) Fazal Karim. Justice (R) Fazal Karim has a distinguished legal career, beginning as a civil judge in the 1960s and rising to the rank of a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He has been associated with SAHSOL since its inception as a Read more

  • "War to Lawfare: Spotlighting the India-Pakistan Conflict" - A Policy Brief by Prof. Sikandar Ahmed Shah and Prof. Uzair Kayani

    Lawfare, or the use of legal fora and devices for military and diplomatic advantage, has become a critical component of South Asia’s dynamic conflict landscape. In the context of the India-Pakistan conflict, this policy brief examines India’s efforts to instrumentalise a policy of “lawfare” designed to support military action against Pakistan, supporting state-sponsored terrorism, ratcheting Read more

  • Khalid Ishaque Annual Distinguished Lecture by Ms. Hina Jilani (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan): "Human Rights: A Pathway to Democracy, Justice and Social Progress"

    About the Speaker:

    Hina Jilani is lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She established Pakistan’s first all-women’s law firm in 1980. She has worked for the rights of women, minorities, children and prisoners and has gained landmark judgments for the protection of human rights in Pakistan.

    She served as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Read more

News

  • Trip to Kashmir: Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant

    The Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant is part of a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power scheme in Pakistan, designed to divert waters from the Neelum River to a power station on the Jhelum River. The... Read more

  • SAHSOL Students Visit Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant

    To access the environmental impact of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Plant, the class of International Environmental Law and International Finance Law from the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL... Read more

  • UNHCR Representatives Visit SAHSOL for Session on Refugees

    Representatives from UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, Ghazala Mirza and Tauseef Ullah visited the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS on February 20 at a session focusing on refugees... Read more

  • Discourse on Managing a Business in a tough Legal-Regulatory Environment

    In Commerce and Business, today, the externalities and ‘known unknowns’ create a myriad of issues that complicate running a successful concern. Simultaneously, the growth of the ‘gig economy’ have... Read more

  • SAHSOL Organises Talk on Regulations and Technology

    In Commerce and Business, today, the externalities and ‘known unknowns’ of the industry create a myriad of issues that complicate running a successful enterprise. Simultaneously, the growth of the ‘... Read more

  • CCLS Launches Introduction to Chinese Business Law Course

    The Centre for Chinese Legal Studies recently concluded a two-week seminar course at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), titled Introduction to Chinese Business Law. The course, offered... Read more

  • ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF GENDER BASED VIOLANCE (GBV) IN PAKISTAN

    EMERGENCE AND FUTURE OF THE FIRST GBV COURT INPAKISTAN Panelists Judge Rehmat Ali (Learned Additional District and Sessions Judge of the GBV Court) Ms. Asiya Yasin (Public Prosecutor for the... Read more

BA-LL.B (Honors)

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The unique five-year joint BA-LL.B is designed for students seeking a challenging, rigorous, interdisciplinary exposure to law and related vital disciplines. Furthermore, while the focal point is the Pakistani legal system, the teaching methodology encompasses a critical, comparative approach in order to broaden perspectives and sharpen analytical skills of the students. Additionally, the ambit of studies is not just laws as they exist and operate, but also how policy impacts laws, and how law and policy interplay.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

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Faculty Publications

  • Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality

    This book examines the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifi cations for criminal punishment. Using interdisciplinary discourse analysis, it exposes certain paradoxes that underpin the ‘International Bill of Human...

  • "War to Lawfare: Spotlighting the India-Pakistan Conflict" - A Policy Brief by Prof. Sikandar Ahmed Shah and Prof. Uzair Kayani

    Lawfare, or the use of legal fora and devices for military and diplomatic advantage, has become a critical component of South Asia’s dynamic conflict landscape. In the context of the India-Pakistan conflict, this policy brief examines India’s...

  • Law, State and Inequality in Pakistan: Explaining the Rise of the Judiciary

    Through a detailed historical and empirical account of post-independence years, this book offers a new assessment of the role of the judiciary in Pakistani politics. Instead of seeing the judiciary as helpless or struggling against an authoritarian...

  • The Constitution of Pakistan: A contextual Analysis

    This volume provides a contextual account of Pakistan's constitutional laws and history. It aims to describe the formal structure of government in reference to origins that are traced to the administrative centralisation and legal innovations of...

  • Family Laws in Pakistan

    This book provides the latest and updated account of the principles and practices of family laws in Pakistan. It is primarily based on the latest case law and statutes. The authors not only present systemically organised case law but also critically...

Alumni Stories

  • Lums Alumnus Maria Farooq Promoted to Partner at Axis Law Chambers

    Maria Farooq (Class of 2012) and adjunct faculty at SAHSOL, was recently promoted to Partner at Axis Law Chambers! Maria joined Axis Law in 2016, where she has built a reputation as a seasoned international commercial arbitration lawyer. Some recent highlights of her career include representing a...

  • LUMS Alumna Achieves the Highest Merit in the CSS Exams

    LUMS alumna, Shanza Faiq, BA-LL.B graduate of 2016, has topped the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam and has been inducted into the Foreign Services of Pakistan Group. In 2018, over 11,887 candidates appeared for the CSS exam from all over Pakistan, out of which only 567 were able to qualify. To...

  • LUMS Law Alumna Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

    Ms. Sana Naeem, B.A. LL.B. (Class of 2018) was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Only one Pakistani student is selected by the Rhodes Trust for the Scholarship, each year, which enables the recipient to study the subject of their choice at Oxford University. Ms. Naeem is the first student...

  • Career Talk- Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking

    An interactive career talk on ‘Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking’. Sabreena Khalid is a corporate finance associate resident in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a Vault Top 50 law firm. She graduated from SAHSOL with a  B.A.-LL.B. in 2014, and...

  • LUMS Alumna Receives Full Tuition Scholarship at Warwick

    LUMS Alumna, Shanza Faiq, B.A-L.L.B., Class of 2016 has received a full tuition scholarship to pursue an L.L.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick. Along with this she has also been shortlisted for the Fulbright Scholarship. Shanza has...

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